Jacob Eason’s coach: Florida left a really good, positive impression

Five-star quarterback Jacob Eason may be committed to Georgia, but he has recently been giving the University of Florida a look, thus making his future in football anybody’s guess.

However, speaking to Gator Country, Eason’s QB coach Lavelle Durant offered an interesting take on why the high school star was considering Florida.

“It definitely left a really good, positive impression on him,” Durant said. “He liked it a lot, it’s definitely giving him something to think about. He’s doing a lot of thinking and he talked about how well they treated him there and how the vibe he got there was unbelievable. He said everyone there was behind him and he enjoyed his time there big time.”

Durant went on to discuss how Eason was very impressed with Florida coach Jim McElwain, known in coaching circles as the “quarterback whisperer” and an offensive mastermind. Given how former Georgia coach and offense-oriented Mark Richt, now at Miami, was a big reason why Eason committed to Georgia in the first place, it’s easy to see why he would want to play at a program not coached by the defense-minded Kirby Smart, who was recently named as Richt’s successor in Athens.

Speaking of Richt, Durant said that Eason has not considered Miami due to the team already having Brad Kaaya at quarterback as well as four-star incoming freshman Jack Allison at the position. Granted, Allison is an Al Golden recruit and he could change his mind in the future, but there has been nothing to suggest that he will. Durant stated that playing early is on Eason’s mind, and both Georgia and Florida offer that opportunity.

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